Our mid-week tasting featured four familiar whiskies at a mellow 80 proof each: Heaven Hill, Early Times, Evan Williams (Green), and Virginia Gentleman. These are all very reasonably priced bottles and I didn’t know what to expect when stacked against one another. Clay said, “I think you’ll be surprised.” Smooth. Classic mash flavor profiles: a little citrus, wood, honey sweetness, even barley. Each quite different…and good. Clay called one “session whiskey”; when you plan to make a whole night of it. I like that.